How Much Time Does an SMP Procedure Take to Complete and How Long Will it Last?

Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent Tattoo Hairline

Traditional hair transplants can take MONTHS to see noticeable effects, whereas Scalp Micropigmentation takes hours and is near immediate. According to experts, it can take 2-4 hours per session depending on the size, complexity, and skin type of a client. For optimal coverage and results, Picasso Scalp Micropigmentation recommends 3-4 sessions. This is because micro-needles are used to make each precise tattoo, creating a natural aesthetic of a hairline, and full head of hear, through carefully placed pigments – the end result is a beautiful shadow which reshapes your face, hairline, and provides a youthful, vibrant look.

Does SMP Last Long
Even the patchiest hairlines or bald spots can be completely covered in 3-4 sessions of Scalp Micropgimentation. Hairline fortified, and thin spots filled in masterfully.


Does SMP Last Long? Is SMP Permanent like a Tattoo or Semi Permanent?

Time is important to us all, and that’s what makes SMP such a great choice for busy professionals. Unlike a permanent tattoo needle, Scalp Micropigmentation requires a nuisance, artistic approach using a micro-needle and penetrating 2 of the 3 layers of skin (the epidermis). We shed the top layer every 28 days.

The deepest layer is the hypodermis. The hypodermis is deep to the dermis and is also called subcutaneous fascia. It is the deepest layer of skin and contains adipose lobules along with some skin appendages like the hair follicles, sensory neurons, and blood vessels.

Scalp Micropigmentation Permanent Tattoo Hairline


Because SMP only goes about a dime’s width (1.35 millimeters to 2 millimeters) into the hypodermis, it’s a pseudo-permanent tattoo, meaning it lasts an incredibly long period of time – typically 5-8 years, read our FAQ webpage to learn more. The depth of Scalp Micropigmentation allows it to be a long-term option for hair loss, while still aesthetically pleasing using microneedles and specialized pigments.

Sunlight and UV rays will quicken the shedding and renewal of the hypodermis, resulting in fading. However, many clients choose to live their active lives normally and get refreshes and touch-ups, which take less time, and less money, since it will be less intensive than your initial 3-4 sessions.



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